FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2009

CHICAGO — Oprah talks to former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Monday, October 12.  No topic is off-limits and Oprah asks "Iron Mike" about it all - his tumultuous marriage and divorce from Robin Givens, his trial and three-year incarceration, his controversial bout with Evander Holyfield, this year’s documentary "Tyson" and much more.  

During an emotional hour, Tyson opens up about his battles inside and outside the boxing ring as he talks about his childhood in Brooklyn and the bullying that made him a fighter—and his training under the legendary Cus D’Amato that made him a champ.

Tyson also discusses the tragic accident that took the life of his daughter Exodus in May this year.

The Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah Talks to Former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson airs Monday, October 12, 2009 (check local listings).

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The Oprah Winfrey Show has remained the number one talk show for 23 consecutive seasons, winning every sweep since its debut in 1986.* It is produced in Chicago by Harpo Productions, Inc. and syndicated to 215 domestic stations by CBS Television Distribution and to 147 countries by CBS Studios International.

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*Nielsen Cassandra Ranking Report - Nov'86 to July '99 and Wrap Sweeps, Nov '99 to July '09. Primary Telecasts Only.

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